When preparing USP<800> on Dec. 1, it is a good idea to appoint one experienced individual to serve as a compliance leader, according to an article on the McKnight's Long-Term Care News website.
Created by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), USP<800> is designed to educate and enforce the safe handling of hazardous drugs to protect healthcare workers and patients.
Past standards like USP<797> only covered sterile preparations in facilities where compounding occurs. USP<800> will encompass the end-to-end handling process: receiving, transport, storage, compounding, dispensing, administration, patient care, cleaning, disposal and waste management.
Practically all types of medical practices handling and dispensing hazardous drugs will need to meet compliance.
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